Winsome Living

Kim Hyland is a writer, speaker, and the founder and host of Winsome, an annual retreat for women of all ages, stages, and walks of life. She blogs at Winsome Living, and her first book will be released by Baker Books in early 2018. Kim is also Jeff’s wife, mom to five sons and one daughter, mother-in-love to three, and grandma to Amelia, Elisha, and Ezra! She has homeschooled for 18 years and has four more to go! Kim’s passions are to love her family and friends well and to encourage women through sharing her imperfect path and God’s perfect plans.


Walking by Faith
“Walking by faith” sounds really great, but how do you do it? Every woman’s faith walk is different, because none of us have the same story. But there are three distinctives of a woman who walks by faith: a heart concerned with what concerns God, awareness of His unlimited resources, and keeping eternity in mind. As we let these truths guide us, they will keep us headed in the right direction and sustain us as we walk.

Enough: Because He Is, I Am
“Not enough.” It’s a sentiment that’s familiar to many. But if you’re a child of God, it’s not true. Every day we’re confronted with the reality of our limitations, but God’s Word is full of evidence and reasons why we have everything we need. Our identity as His daughters, His promises, and the body of Christ are all means of His grace, to equip, empower, and sustain us for all our days.

Casting a Gospel-Focused Vision for Homeschooling
If there was ever a time when our culture needed the preservation of salt and the vision of light, it’s now. Home education avails us of an unprecedented opportunity to disciple and equip our children to bring the message of the Gospel to their world. But while Jesus offers us easy yokes and light burdens, the day-to-day reality of homeschooling can distract us from this eternal perspective. As women of freedom, we have the opportunity to drop burdens and walk with perseverance as homeschool moms, thereby furthering God’s kingdom.

The Role of Desire in the Life of the Christian
Desire is a powerful force in our lives. As such, we tend to view it suspiciously. But paying close attention to our deep desires and heart cravings, whether positive or negative, has the potential to reveal our hearts and lead us into greater intimacy with our Father. Living rightly from a heart of desire takes prayer and purpose. As we investigate and reconnect to our desires, we can harness a strong motivation that will energize and bring sustaining joy to our everyday life.